Ghanaian comedian and actor Stephen Atanga who is popularly known as Don Little is making a passionate appeal to the government to reconsider their decision on payment of fees by travellers at the airport.
President Akufo-Addo in a bid to open the airport for domestic and international travel instituted a COVID-19 caveat that must be honoured by anyone who is coming into Ghana.
Per the arrangements, all travellers coming back to Ghana must undergo a COVID test in their country of origin which must be positive and upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport will undergo another test to confirm their COVID-19 status.Each traveller is supposed to pay $150 for the testing with the results delivered in minutes to allow for the individual to enter Ghana without any hindrance.
After this announcement, there have been calls by Ghanaian travellers appealing to the government to exclude Ghanaians from the payment of fees for the testing or better still reduce the fee for citizens.
Following that, Don Little in a video exclusive to Ghbase.com is calling on the president to listen to the legitimate concerns of Ghanaians and ensure that these fees are drastically reduced or scrapped.
“$150 is not a small amount and the government must do something about it. I am a small boy and as such I shouldn’t be allowed to pay that amount.
“The painful part of the whole experience at the airport is that after the testing is done on you, results are not given to show whether you are positive or negative.
“A lot of people travlled to go make an ends meet thus it is insensitive on the part of governemnt to be charging that exorbitent amount of money from all travellers,” Don Little said amid intermitent laughter and gimmick.
He was speaking in the company of other actors in Kumasi.
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